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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Extent of Referendum Day Violence in Catalonia Revealed
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Madrid ordered police state violence on October 1 was worse than earlier reported.
According to Catalonia's Ministry of Health, 1,066 people needed medical treatment from injuries sustained – 23 over aged-79. Two were children under age-11.
Scores of injured sought treatment days after the referendum, adding to the original near-900 total.
Over 80% of those seeking same day treatment had bruises or lesions. They ranged in age from 18 – 65. Over two-thirds of the injured were males.
Five people were diagnosed with serious conditions. One suffered a heart attack. Another sustained a rubber-coated steel bullet eye wound.
Three individuals experienced abdominal or brain trauma. Over 60 had blackouts and hypotension, 28 others had anxiety symptoms or panic attacks.
One person was diagnosed with a fractured femur,
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